Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Q&A

Q1: What does equity, diversity, and inclusion mean in dietetics? Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are important concepts that should be integrated in day-to-day life as a dietitian. Through the lens of dietetic practice involving clients, equity refers to a...
Testimonial Q&A

Testimonial Q&A

Q1: I noticed that Marketing Standard 2(g) includes a ban on testimonials, including before and after photos. What is the rationale for this? Use of testimonials in practice goes against the Code of Ethics, as it prioritizes the interest of the dietitian over the...
Marketing Q&A

Marketing Q&A

Q1: When I reviewed the definitions of ‘marketing’ and ‘advertisement’ in the Marketing Standards I thought they were inflexible. Could these limit the actions of a dietitian in private practice, particularly in a social media context? The terms ‘marketing’ and...

Conflict of Interest and Sales Q&A

Q1: Can the CDBC help me determine if I am experiencing a conflict of interest? You are encouraged to review the policy on Conflict of Interest and Sales for details and definitions that might provide clarity on your situation. As well, have a look at the Ethical...
Social Media Q&A

Social Media Q&A

Q1: Why are the Social Media Guidelines, a “Guideline”? How is this different from a “Policy” or “Standards”? From Government of Canada – Legislation and Guidelines, “Guidelines are… documents that are used to interpret legislation and/or regulation. Although they may...